The 2009 SantaCon Beijing tour is underway. If you can’t attend the entire event, you can catch up with the jolly group at various bars throughout the day and evening – look for the guys in red. Below is the schedule from 2 PM on. Below that are Twitter updates from the group (they’re a bit behind schedule at the moment) – you can follow them live at the @bjsantason account (the Beijing SantaCon web site is here). I’m aiming to meet up with the group at Saddle…
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm: Take taxis or subway & walk to Drum and Bell Towers
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm: Refreshments at The Drum & Bell bar (map) right next to the towers
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm: Walk to Nanluoguxiang towards Salud (map), our carol-singing voices ringing through the narrow hutong
3:45 pm – 5 pm: Refreshments at Salud
5 pm – 5:20 pm: Walk to center of Houhai. If lake is frozen, ice skate!
5:20 pm – 6:30 pm: Rest our weary feet at Zoom Club, right in the center of Houhai
6:30 pm: Take taxis to Sanlitun
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Refuel with margaritas at The Saddle Cantina (map)
7:30 pm – 7:45 pm: Walk towards Workers’ Stadium area
7:45 pm – 9:15 pm: Refuel, have a beer or three at Kro’s Nest (map)
9:15 pm – 10:30 pm: Santa needs a cocktail! Fubar (map), here Santa comes.
10:30 pm until ???? : Wander the fine establishments of Sanlitun bringing joy to clubbers and bar goers. Only Rudolph knows for sure where we’ll be after this time.
@bjsantason Twitter updates:
- 6:50 Santa will be @ Paddy’s at 8pm for 2 for 1 drinks! http://schmap.me/6nk9v8
- ~4:40 next stop Salud. Santa wants to see you all there! http://schmap.me/yrfym2
- 4:24 The Drum & Bell: Santa making the rounds – are you naugthy or nice? http://schmap.me/387wyj
- 3:40 Both santa crews unite at tiananmen! Love n peace between haidian n chaoyang! Now heading to drum n bell bar
- 2:54 Qianmen Hostel: Santa needs some baijiu! http://schmap.me/nqmaur/
- 2:30 Now too thirsty- heading for drinks at sakuraa while ago via Hahlo
- 2:20 Santas in tiananmen spreading cheers!
- Qianmen Subway: Santa is on his way to Qianmen! Watch out raindeer on the subway … http://schmap.me/25f4qw/